Metro Manila and 19 LGUs Under Alert Level 1 Until End of July

Feliz Grace Bueno     July 7, 2022

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Metro Manila and 19 LGUs Under Alert Level 1 Until End of July

 

The Department of Health has announced that Metro Manila will remain under Alert Level 1 until the end of July, with 19 other Local Government Units (LGUs) de-escalated to the country’s lowest alert status. 

The latest bulletin from the Department of Health (DOH) showed that there is a 44% increase in the number of infections from the period of July 11 to 17; they also logged 14,640 recent cases in the past week with an average of 2,091 new infections daily. 

 

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According to the DOH, the de-escalation is because of the areas maintaining their case classification under the IATF-EID metrics. They’ve also neared or reached the vaccination thresholds for the target population and the target A2 priority group. 

Apart from Metro Manila, the following areas are now under Alert Level 1 until the end of July

  • Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR): Abra, Apayao, Kalinga, Mountain Province, and Baguio City
  • Ilocos Region: Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan, and Dagupan City
  • Cagayan Valley: Batanes, Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, and City of Santiago
  • Central Luzon: Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales, Angeles City, and Olongapo City
  • CALABARZON: Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, and Lucena City
  • MIMAROPA: Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, and Puerto Princesa City
  • Bicol Region: Albay, Catanduanes, Naga City, and Sorsogon
  • Western Visayas: Aklan, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo Province, Bacolod City, and Iloilo City
  • Central Visayas: Siquijor, Cebu City, Lapu-Lapu City, and Mandaue City
  • Eastern Visayas: Biliran, Eastern Samar, Southern Leyte, Ormoc City, and Tacloban City
  • Zamboanga Peninsula: Zamboanga City
  • Northern Mindanao: Camiguin, Bukidnon, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Cagayan de Oro City, and Iligan City
  • Davao Region: Davao City and Davao Oriental
  • SOCCSKSARGEN: South Cotabato and General Santos City
  • CARAGA: Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Surigao del Sur and Butuan City
  • BARMM: Cotabato City

 

The following municipalities and cities are now also under Alert Level 1: 

  • Cordillera Administrative Region: Sablan, Benguet
  • CALABARZON: Alabat, Quezon
  • MIMAROPA: Magsaysay and Paluan, Occidental Mindoro
  • Bicol Region: San Fernando, Masbate
  • Western Visayas: Ilog, Negros Occidental
  • Central Visayas: Albuquerque, Bohol
  • Eastern Visayas: Motiong, Samar
  • Zamboanga Peninsula: Guipos and San Miguel, Zamboanga del Sur
  • Northern Mindanao: Kolambugan, Lanao Del Norte
  • Davao Region: Santo Tomas, Davao del Norte and Santa Maria, Davao Occidental
  • CARAGA: Bacuag, Placer, and Tubod, Surigao del Norte
  • BARMM: Bubong and Lumbatan, Lanao del Sur

 

Consequently, the following areas are under Alert Level 2 until the end of the month

  • Cordillera Administrative Region: Benguet, Ifugao
  • CALABARZON: Quezon Province
  • MIMAROPA: Occidental Mindoro and Palawan
  • Bicol Region: Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Masbate
  • Western Visayas: Antique and Negros Occidental
  • Central Visayas: Bohol, Cebu, and Negros Oriental
  • Eastern Visayas: Leyte, Northern Samar and Western Samar
  • Zamboanga Peninsula: City of Isabela, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga Sibugay
  • Northern Mindanao: Lanao del Norte
  • Davao Region: Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao de Oro and Davao Occidental
  • SOCCSKSARGEN: North Cotabato, Sarangani, and Sultan Kudarat
  • CARAGA: Dinagat Islands and Surigao del Norte
  • BARMM: Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi

 

Additionally, DOH has also announced that they received instruction from President Marcos Jr. to review the country’s quarantine classifications in the future. 

Citations:

  • Metro Manila, 19 other areas on Alert Level 1 until end-July. (2022, July 19). Philstar.com. https://www.philstar.com/headlines/2022/07/19/2196564/metro-manila-19-other-areas-alert-level-1-until-end-july
  • Sarao, Z. (2022, July 19). Metro Manila to remain under Alert Level 1 until July 31 – DOH. INQUIRER.net. https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1630752/metro-manila-to-remain-under-alert-level-1-until-july-31-doh
  • Nazario, D. (2022, July 19). Metro Manila stays under Alert Level 1, 19 LGUs de-escalate until the end of July – DOH. Manila Bulletin. https://mb.com.ph/2022/07/19/metro-manila-stays-under-alert-level-1-19-lgus-de-escalate-until-end-of-july-doh/

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